Tyne Valley Explorer: Wylam, Clara Vale & Hagg Bank Grade: Leisurely
A series of short day walks in the beautiful Tyne Valley between Friday 4 and Monday 7 September. These walks will all include a stretch walking alongside the River Tyne as well as scenic trails through farmland, woodland and quiet country lanes.
The walks will be held on four consecutive days which would suit anyone wanting to come and stay in the Tyne Valley for a few days, as well as those living in the North East or Cumbria.
Each of the walks is graded as leisurely and will be 3 ½ – 4 ½ miles long. We’ll be going at an easy pace, stopping to look at the views, plants and wildlife, take photos etc and we will have a break. Bring a packed lunch which we can eat during the walk or at the end. On most of the walks there will be cafes available at the end of the walk
Wylam, Clara Vale & Hagg Bank
We start at Wylam village, the birthplace of George Stephenson, renowned civil engineer and father of Robert Stephenson. We will explore riverside paths, woodland, farmland and quiet country lanes. We also visit Clara Vale, a small nature reserve on the site of a former mine which is now a haven for wildlife. We will get some stunning views of the River Tyne and the surrounding countryside.
Grade: Leisurely. The walk is 4.5 miles with few gradients and is taken at a very leisurely pace in order to enjoy the surroundings to the full. Some short uphill stretches and stiles.
Guide: Pam Satterthwaite lives in the Tyne Valley and has been guiding walks for many years. She has a passion for the countryside and her local area.